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Tips and Trends: August 2019

Tips and Trends: August 2019

Antiques Cheaper Than IKEA by Pontus Silfverstolpe Not infrequently, one hears about antique dealers going bust due to a lack of interest in their standard wares. At the same time, it can be seen that the prices of much antique furniture and objects sold at auction over the past two decades have steadily declined to […]

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Restyling the Word “Primitives” Maxine Carter-Lome In the evolution of any industry new words emerge to identify and define products and trends that shift the marketplace and seek to broaden its appeal. In the antiques world, its words such as “Upcycled,” “Repurposed,” “Salvage,” “Vintage,” “Americana,” and “Primitives” that are making ‘old things’ and ‘antiques,’ hot […]

So You Want to Be an Antiques Dealer?

So, You Want to be an Antiques Dealer? – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles -August 2003 by Ed Welch The antiques trade is the easiest of all trades to enter. You do not need a license. No training or level of education is required. No major capital expense is necessary. […]